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Working Lead Safe


Home repair & rehab can create toxic lead dust when painted surfaces are disturbed or demolished. When you’re repairing your home, make sure you understand the risks and are working lead-safe. 

Understanding Lead Risks
Where lead is common in the home, what to look out for, and the risks.  

Working Lead-Safe
The EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that contractors performing projects are certified by EPA and follow lead-safe work practices. The RRP rule does not apply to homeowners working on their own homes, BUT do-it-yourself projects can easily create dangerous lead dust, so follow the work practices to ensure you’re protecting yourself and your family. 

More info on Lead


Links and PDF attachment from B+BD's “Lead-U-Cation!” event February 2020. The class was facilitated by State-Certified Lead Professional Rashard Montgomery, researcher and professor Joshua Akers, Ph.D., ClearCorps Executive Director Diane McCloskey, and RRP-certified builder Alissa Shelton.


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